THESE COMPANIES

Tasiast

The Tasiast gold mine has been operated since 2010 by Kinross Gold Corporation through its wholly-owned subsidiary Tasiast Mauritanie Limited S.A. (TMLSA). Located in the middle of large desert expanses, 300 kilometers northeast of Nouakchott in the Inchiri region, Tasiast is an open-pit mine. The gold contained in the ore mined from the pits is recovered through a processing plant and heap leach facilities. Tasiast's proven and probable gold reserves are estimated at 6330 million ounces of gold

Moov

Moov Mauritel works in collaboration with the Mauritanian State and the Strategic Partner to constantly modernize and increase the capacity of telecommunications infrastructure in Mauritania and significant progress has been made in this area, which makes Moov Mauritel the leader of telecommunications in our country and places it at the forefront in terms of offers, coverage and technological and commercial innovation.

BP

BP established its presence in Mauritania and Senegal in 2017, following the discovery of a gas field which straddles the maritime border of the two countries. Since entering in Mauritania and Senegal, bp partnered with Kosmos Energy, Mauritanian Company for Hydrocarbons  (SMH) and Oil Company of Senegal (PETROSEN) on the development of the multi-phase Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) Project.

Total Energies

TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy energy production and supply company: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Present in more than 130 countries, we place sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of our projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of populations.

The Central Bank of Mauritania

The Central Bank of Mauritania created by Law No. 73-118 of May 30, 1973 amended by Laws 74-118 of June 8, 1974 and 75-332 of December 26, 1975, is a legal person whose organization, management, the control, powers, objectives, instruments and operations are determined by Law No. 034/2018/PR/ on the statutes of the Central Bank of Mauritania.

Arise

Arise Mauritania is the developer of a container terminal at the Port of Nouakchott in a public private partnership with the Republic of Mauritania. Arise develops and operates modern ports that function as a multifunctional hub in every country we work. The infrastructure is interconnected with national industrial centers, thereby greatly enhancing the import-export capacity of our African partners.

Agriculture

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The most concentrated irrigated agriculture in Mauritania is in the south bordering the Senegal River. The agricultural sector in Mauritania benefits from agreements and partnerships with the most important international funds and organizations active in the field.
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Mauritania’s potential for cultivable land is around 513.000 ha distributed as follows:

-135.000 ha in the Senegal River valley

-12.000 ha in the maritime zone

-250.000 ha in rainfed crops

-100.000 ha, under recession crops and behind dams

-16.000 ha of crops under palm trees

  • The valley zone and those of rainfed crops are more fertile for producing rice and cereals. Other areas in Mauritania have significant surface water resources making them suitable for good exploitation (Lake Rkiz, Lake Aleg, Lake Kankossa, Lake Maal, Tamourt N’aaj and la mare de Mahmouda, etc.).
  • The overall potential available in Mauritania is under exploited: 70.000 ha for irrigated agriculture and 180,000 ha for rain-fed agriculture.
  • Since agricultural production in Mauritania has yet to meet the strong demand from the sub-region’s markets, investment opportunities are tangible and very attractive.

THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR INVESTING IN AGRICULTURE IN MAURITANIA

In recent years, new legal and policy reforms have been put in place to improve the investment climate and support operators in the field of agriculture according to international criteria and standards.

THE INFRASTRUCTURES REQUIRED FOR AGRICULTURE IN MAURITANIA

  • Mauritania encourages private operators to develop and exploit land within the framework of the public-private partnership to develop arable land.
  • Any new agricultural season is accompanied by the government, which makes available seeds and quality fertilizers with the cooperation of international organizations operating in the field.

  • Several canals, dams and irrigation systems have been built by Mauritania in recent years. The Aftout Essahili canal which runs from the Senegal River over 55 km includes modern irrigation systems to encourage the practice of agricultural activities.

  • A new program has been launched by the Mauritanian government which aims to build 100 dams to increase the area of irrigable land.

  • The modernization of infrastructures consists in providing all the tools necessary for the development of this sector (harvesters, adequate storage places, etc.). The rice sector is the most important of all agricultural speculations in Mauritania.